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IL H. ESTILL Editor and Proprietor, f
Gladstone Advises More Work and
Dess Talk—Mr. Smith Asks the Oppo
sition to Assist the Government—
A Full Epitome of Yesterday’s Pro
ceedings—Davitt Outwits the Police.
London, June 13.—The House of Com
mons this evening resumed the debate on
the coercion bill. Taking up the fifth clause,
which deals with the proclaiming of dis
tricts, Mr. Henry Fowler, Liberal, proposed
as an amendment that the proclamations be
made by an order of the Privy Council, in
stead of by the Viceroy. He urged that the
change of such importance as the proclaim
ing of districts should be made by the im
perial instead of by the Irish executive. Mr.
Balfour,Chief Secretary for Ireland, declined
to accept the amendment. He reminded
the House that the government collectively
was responsible for every act of the Irish
executive. Messrs. Healy, McNeil, Clancy
aud Dillon, Nationalists, successively sup
ported the amendment. Mr. Gladstone sug
gested that the members should not spend
any more of the short time at their com
mand in discussion. It would be better, he
said, to employ the remaining time in dis
cussing weightier points. Mr. Smith said
he was anxious to allow sufficient time for
the discussion of substantial questions, aud
hoped the opposition would assist the gov
ernment in this direction.
Mr. Fowler offered to withdraw his amend
ment, but Mr. Dillon objected. He declined
to take advice from the government as to
what amendments should lie discussed in the
miserable period left to contest the measure.
Mr. Money said h e was sure Mr. Glad
stone had not meant to suggest that the od
position assist in limiting the debate in ac
cordance with the government’s ideas. The
opinions of the Parnellites upon the-relative
importance of amendments deserved more
attention than the opinions of the English
The amendment was .put to a division aud
was rejected by a vote of 235 to IST.
Mr. Doherty moved an amendment that
the proclamation be issued only on the re
port of the Judge of the High Court after
local inquiry.
Mr. Holmes. Irish Attorney General, op
posed the amendment on the ground that it
was not advisable to remove any of the re
sponsibility from the Executive. A local
inquiry, he said, would be valueless, because
the Judge would have no power to take evi
dence under oath.
Mr. Clancy said that the government
would have been more eandid if they had
given as a reason for their opposition to the
amendment their desire to retain for a
political purpose the power of proclaiming a
district. The amendment was then rejected
by a vote of 202 to 126.
Mr. Shaw Lefevre moved an amendment
limiting the authority of the Viceroy in
proclaiming a district where it might be
necessary lor the prevention of crime and
outrage. He appealed to the government to
assent to the alteration, which he said would
bring the clause in accord with the act of
Sir R. E. Webster, Attorney General, said
that it was refreshing to hear Mr. Shaw Le
fevre defending the act of 1882. The gov
ernment. he added, could not accept the pro
posal. The object of the bill being to pun
ish the authors as well as the commission
of crime, the amendment would hamper the
operation of the measure.
Mr. Morley said he had never heard more
ludicrous reason given for the omission of
an important limitation. It showed that
the real object of the bill was not the pre
vention or crime, but the suppression of
political combinations. [Cheers.]
Mr. Bradlaugh suggested that to meet the
views of the government the words “and
punishable” lie added to the amendment
after the word “prevention.”
Mr. Balfour announced that the govern
ment accepted the amendment with Mr.
Bradlaugh's modification. [Cheers. ]
An amendment providing that the procla
mation should endure six months, and an
other providing that a week’s notice he
given were rejected. The government ac
cepted an amendment making the procla
mations subject to the veto of either house.
After several other amendments had Ipcpu
l •ejected. Attorney Genera I Holmes moved to
amend the clause by making the summary
jurisdiction Riid change of venue apply to
the crimes committed before the issue of
the proclamation, if such crimes ho com
mitted after the passing of the act. Mr.
Healy said he considered the proposal a
breach of faith. The amendment was car
ried—327 to 118.
In the House of Lords the consideration
of the Irish land bill in committee was fin
ished, and the report stage was set for
July 1.
Dublin, June 13.—When it was discovered
yesterday that Mr. Michael Davitt had out
witted the authorities and was holding a
meeting at Feaklo, a foroe of police was
sent from Bodyke to disperse it. It did not
reach Feakic, however, until after Mr.
Davitt hail finished speaking and had left
the place. A severe fracas occurred be
tween the police and the crowds which hud
attended the meeting aud several persons
were injured.
There was a serious rioting at Athlone to
day between the soldiers and civilians. The
soldiers wrecked a number of the houses,
and many citizens were injured within by
falling stones.
Portions of the Labor Party Deter
mined to Enter the Political Arena.
Chicago, Juno 18.—It is stated that the
Socialistic Lalxir party is making prepara
tions to enter politics on national issues. A
call has been issued by the National Execu
tive Board for a convention, to be held some
time in Heptemljer, at, which all individual
“sections” are to be represented. The call
is at present being submitted to the vote of
the several sections. The German section
of this city had a meeting last Thursday and
voted In favor of holding the convention.
The FJhglish speaking section held n private
meeting yesterday, and the matter was dis
cussed at length. The final vote was favor
able to the holding of the convention.
The Only Shoe Manufactory la the
South Goes Up the Spout.
Nashville, June IS.—Hall ft Ordway,
manufacturers of boots and shoes, failed
to-day, owing to heavy lowan in their busi
ness. The firm's liabilities are #160,000, and
the individual liabilities ? 10,000. The total
assets are 8200,000. This Is the only shoo
manufactory in the South, aud was believed
to be doing a good business.
fSfjc Jlofniug
He Characterizes the Maloney Rumor
as Made Out of Whole Cloth.
New York, June 13. —When the Court
of Oyer and Terminer resumed its session
this morning Mr. Sharp was already in his
scat and appeared not the least disturbed
by the story of “Billy” Maloney’s coming.
He volunteered the statement that it was
“made out of whole cloth,” his favorite ex
pression. Mr. Nicholls denied that ho was
the author of the rumor.
The counsel on both sides had a time with
the reporters over the Maloney matter.
There are now two vacant seats in the
jury box. The defense has exhausted all its
peremptory challenges.
When Judge Barrett adjourned the court
to-day one of the vacant seats in the jury
box had been filled, but there was still one
juror lacking.
The complaints about the jurors, which
Judge Barrett has had occasion to make in
the Court of Oyer and Terminer regarding
their efficiency, lias also been the subject of
much comment in the other courts. It has
been generally noticed that the majority of
the citizens summoned liavo been far below
the average in intelligence and ability, and
Judge Beach took occasion to refer to this
opemy to-day. Ho was unable to understand
or give any reason for it, but, nevertheless
such was the fact, and he thought that it
was a great injustice to the litigants and
should De stopped. As far as he was con
cerned he was determined that he would not
try an important case before the men sum
moned for attendance in his court, One
more fact is that there are more liquor deal
ers summoned than previously. It lias also
been stated that there is a ring which uses
its influence to prevent some individuals
from serving as jurors.
Fears of an Uprising All Through Ari
zona and Surrounding Sections.
Chicago, June IS.—A special from Tuc
son, Ari., says: The hostiles are supposed
to lie in the east end of the Santa Catalina
mountains, as their signal smoke has been
distinctly seen. Troops of cavalry are
operating in that locality. Over 100 fight
ing bucks are out, all well armed. The
chief of the Avarapia Apaches says there
will be a big Indian war, as more than -OKI
warrioi-s would soon be in the field, all with
good guns and plenty of ammunition.
Nearly all of his young bucks have joined
the hostiles. All of the mountains have
been fired. The Indians say this was done
to stop the troops from using the heliograph
signal flash. The crest of the Santa Cata
lina last night was ablaze for fifteen miles.
San Francisco, June 13.—A special
from Benson, Ari., says: “Lieut. Johnson's
command surprised the murderous baud of
Apaches in the Rin<-on Mountains, at noon
yesterday, capturing their luggage and
horses. The Indians sccattered among the
rocks, and evidently will try to make their
way back to San Carlos. It is believed that
the hostiles are practically helpless in their
present condition. The troops are still in
sharp pursuit.”
Legal Proceedings at Boston in the
Bell Telephone Company Case.
Boston, June 13.—1n the United States
Circuit Court, district of Massachusetts, to
day, before Judge (Jolt and District Judge
Nelson, the case of the United States vs. the
American Bell Telejihone Company came up
for argument on a demurrer of the tele
phone company. The counsel for the United
States are ex-Solicitor General Goode, ex-
Senator Allen G. Thurman, Grovenor P.
Lowery, of New York; W. P. Strawford, of
Philadelphia, aud Jeff Chandler, of Wash
ington. Chauncey Smith, J. J. Storrow
and George L. Roberts represent the tele
jihone company. Mr. Storrow opened the
arguments for the company. The hearing
will probably last three or four days.
A Novel Question Raised by a North
„ Carolina Attorney.
Saleh;H, June 13.—Richard Giersch, a
liquor dealer in this city, was arrested on
Saturday last upon the charge of selling
beer in alleged violation of the local ojition
law, which prohibits the sale of “sjiirituous
liquors.” He sued out a writ of habeas
corpus, upon which he had a hearing this
afternoon before the full bench of the Su
jireme Court. Tlte counsel for Giersch ar
gued that beer and wine are not “spirituous
liquors” within the meaning of the law, and
that consequently Giersch should lie dis
charged, as the law upjilies to all places
where the sale of liquor lias been prohibited
bv the local option. The decision of the
Court uiion the question raised is looked for
with much interest.
Toronto’s Employers Conceding the
Advance Demanded by Their Men.
Toronto, Ont., Juno 13. — The striking
earpentere met this morning, about 1,200
answering to their names. It was announced
that twenty-seven master carpenters l\a<l
signed the agreement granting an increase
and the men, about 400, employed by these
twenty-seven went hack to work this after
noon.' It is expected that the other masters
will soon follow. About 300 plasterers also
went out this morning for an advance.
Twenty master plasterers promptly agreed
to grant the increase, and their men will go
bock to work to-morrow, leaving only about
sixty men out.
Great Damage Caused to Louisiana
Fields by Salt Water.
New Orleans, June 18.— The brisk east
wind of the jiast four days Ims driven the
Gulf water up, submerging all the rice fields
from La Haehe to the quarantine station, a
distance of thirty miles. This would not
cause the slightest damage was the water
fresh. The damage cannot new be esti
mated. Avery heavy rainfall just after the
floods go down might wash out the large
percentage of salt left bv the sea water, hut
if sunshine comes the salt will become chi vs
taiized, and the vegetation will be killed
by it.
Two Players Badly Injured by a Col
lision While After a “Fly.”
Salem, Mash, June 13.—During a game
of base ball ut Marblehead this afternoon,
Smith Billings and Joe Thompson while
running to catch a hall came together with
great force. Billings hud his frontal bone
crushed in and also received a terrible gush
on the side of his head. Thomj>soij was
badly hurt. Billings was taken to the
Hnlein hospital and lis condition is critical.
Both men are insensible.
A Rumor in Circulation That His Con
dition is Dangerous—Prof. Virchow’s
Real Report Said to Be Concealed-
Trials in Alsace-Lorraine.
London, June 13.—A majority of the
cotton spinners of Lancashire and Yorkshire
approve the short time project to counter
act the Liverpool “corner.” A number of
milLs are closing apart from the movement
of the spinners’ associations. The opera
tives associations have passed resolutions
expressing their sympathy with the em
ployers and announcing their readiness to
eo-operate for the purjiose of breaking the
Advices from Merv say that the Rus
sians at Chardjui are fitting out two
steamers and a number of iron lighters to
transport the material for the Trans-Cas
pian railway and to reconnoitre on the
Amu Daria river. The British are equip
ing two light draught steamers with steel
guns for the purjiose of using upon upper
Amu Daria.
Berlin, June 18.—This morning the
official bulletin states that Emperor Wil
liam continues to make good jirogress to
ward recovery. He slept well last uight.
Crown Prince Frederick William left
Berlin for London to-day to take jiart in the
Queen’s jubilee celebration. Before depart
ing he called at the Einjieror’s palace and
took leave of his majesty.
London, June 14,5 a. m. —The Chronicle's
Berlin correspondent emphasizes the recent
adverse reports regarding the condition of
the Crown'Pi inee of Germany. He asserts
that Connt Bismarck considers the Crown
Prince’s life doomed, and that the latter’s
family are prepared for the worst. The
correspondent says ho has heard that the
real statement of Prof. Virchow was con
cealed, and that the Professor went to the
palace and with tears in his eyes, declared
that his examination hod led him to believe
that, the malady was incurable, and that
the Prince’s life was in danger.
A specialist has written to the Berlin
Tot/hlat saying he believes that the case of
the Crown Prince is a serious one, and that
the fitting time for an operation is being al
lowed to pass, owing to fears of the result.
It is necessary, he says, to remove the larynx,
which is the only operation that can save
the Prince’s life, although it will deprive
him of his voice. The specialist declares
that if the affection were only simple
polypus matter, it would never have reached
its present serious aspect.
The Manchester ship canal bill passed its
second reading in the House of Commons to
day with the proviso that it should be re
ferred to a select committee. Sir James
Ferguson, Parliamentary Secretary of the
Foreign Office, stated that the Russian rail
way toward Afghanistan, was com
plete to within 125 miles of the frontier.
Advices from Belgrade say that the con
tinuance of the ministerial crisis there was
due to the knowledge of the fact that anew
cabinet would have to settle the question of
the royal divorce.
Berlin, June 13.—The Bourse revived to
day after the official announcement that the
Emperor was improving. International se
curities advanced 1-2 jier cent. Austrian
credit rose 2 marks.
a trial postponed.
Klein, who was associated in the Schnae
bele incident, is seriously ill in prison. His
trial will probably be postponed.
An official return shows that conscrip
tions in 1886 reached 161,526 in number, and
the prosecutions for emigration without
permission 159,01*2.
Leipsig, June 13.—'The trial of the mem
bers of the Alsatian Patriotic League, on
the charge of high treason for supporting
the attempts to separate Alsace-Lorraine
from Germany, was begun here to-day.
Judge Drenkinann, of the Imperial Court of
Justice, jiresides. Procurator Sujierior
Tessendorf anil Procurator Treplan conduct
the prosecution. The prisoners are defend
ed by a great array of distinguished coun
sel, including the local advocates, Herrs
Luden, Lehman, and Freitag ft Son; Herr
Munckel, of Berlin; Herrs Ott and Schet
tenstein, of Strassburg, and Herr Stroever,
of Metz.
All of the accused, while confessing that
they contributed to the funds of the
Patriotic L/eague, pleaded “not guilt} - ,” con
tending that the league is not a secret so
ciety, but merely a society whose aim is to
promote patriotism in France, and to raise
the efficiency of the French youth by a
formation of gymnastic and rifle societies.
They denied ail knowledge of the designs
attributed to the league to reconquer Alsace-
Lorraine by force.
elected vice pp.esidext.
Paris, June 13.—The Chamber of Depu
ties has elected M. DeVelle Vice President
of that body.
Gladstone’!* Lord Lieutenant of Ire
land Entertained In 'Frisco.
San Francisco. June 13.—The Earl of
Aberdeen, who was Lord Lieutenant jf lire
land under Mr. Gladstone’s administration,
was given a reception at his hotel here this
afternoon. There were present all the Jus
tices of the Supreme Court of California,
Judges of the local courts, the and a
large number of State officials promi
nent citizens, numbering in all 800, A me
morial was presented to the Earl on behalf
of the citizens, dec taring that the subscribers
could not allow the opportunity to
jiass without expressing their warm
approval of the manner in vvh'h he had
discharged his duties as Ixird
betudes being highly complimentary to At
Countess of Aberdeen in winning the I<>’{4
of the people of Ireland. In response tl
Karl said ho recognized the significance of,
such an expression, apart from its gratify
ing j erexin.il character. He referred to trie
political expressions contained in the address,
saying he was quite sure that the American
opinion would never be In favor of the dis
memberment of the relations existing be
tween Grant Britain anil Ireland. The Earl
further assured the audience that the Liberal
i>arty would lie victorious in the home rule
fight. This exjuression aud all mention of
Mr. Gladstone was applauded. The Earl
leaves in tlio morning for Texas to visit a
brother living there. Then he will go North,
visiting Chicago and New York.
Desires to Surrender Hie Property.
New - Orleans, Julie 13. —Alliert Cani
liiiu k to day filed u petition to make ft ces
sion of his property to Ids creditors, both In
his individual capacity ami as a member of
the firm of Renshavv, Cnmmack ft Cos. The
liabilities of Albert Caiumcak, as a me in Ist
of the firm, arc §26,000; penoiial assets,
9562; liabilities. 941,500.
Another Man Happy “Tar Heelers"
Want Their Revenue District.
Washington, June 18.—The President
to-day approinted John 0. Lulling Post
master of Leesburg, Fla. The office has re
cently became a Presidential one.
Senators Vance and Ransom and sundry
other North Carolina statesmen called upon
the President and the Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue to-day and urged them to
restore the North Carolina internal revenue
commission district, in which ex-Repre
sentative C. C Dowd wti* Collector, which
was abolished in the recent general consoli
dation of the internal revenue districts.
Commissioner Miller told the delegation he
would resign before lie would consent to the
restoration. The President told them it was
quite out of the question. The North Caro
lina district was but one of many consoli
dated, and no exception could lie made.
The Hecr&tary of State is informed by the
Minister of Spain in Washington that
foreigners visiting Cuba who remain
beyond one month must provide themselves
with passports. The Spanish Consuls in the
United .States are now instructed to affix to
the United States passports at a cost of si.
Notice has also been been received from St.
Thomas to the effect that hereafter B|ianish
subjects from that island visiting Cuba and
Porto Rico must be provided with passports
from the Spanish Consulates. Subjects of
other nations must secure passports from
their respective Consuls or from the Danish
authorities, according to their nationality
duly vixed at the Spanish Consulate at St.
Thomas. Heretofore, Americans visiting
St. Thomas were not required to take out a
passport when they proceeded to Cuba or
Porto Rico, but it is now highly iinjiortant
that they do so.
Prospects for the Resumption of Work
In the Connellsville Region.
Pittsburg, Pa., June Id.—The resump
tion of work at the Frick coke ovens, now
controlled by Carnegie, Phillips & Cos., givisi
employment to about 8,000 men, and will
probably result in a general resumption
throughout the Connellsville region in a few
days. The output of the Frick ovens is
about 5.000 tons of coke per day, of which
Carnegie & Cos. will use -40 per cent, for
their own mills.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 18.—A new feature
of the strike in the coke regions to-day was
the action of the owners of the blast fur
naces. They sent a committee to the mem
bers of the late syndicate ami informed
them that they would positively refuse to
pay more than #1 50 per ton for coke. They
would keep their fumaceH banked. This
places the coke operators between two fires.
They say it w ill be impossible for them to
pay the advance in wages, and then reduce
the price in coke.
Action of Louisville Wholesale Liquor
Louisville, June 18.—At a meeting of
the wholesale liquor dealers of this city to
day the following resolution was adopted:
Rexolveri, That this meeting indorses the ac
tion of the distillers' meeting held at the Galt
House, June 8 and Si, in not making any whisky
from July 1. 1887, to July 1, 1888, and we recom
mend to the trade not to buy any whisky made
is it ween those dates, and further, we, the whole
sale dealers of Louisville, agree not to purchase
any whisky distilled between the above dates,
from any distillers who decline to sustain the
action of the majority of the distillers of the
State, and we recommend concurrent action
among the dealers in other cities.
Five Reported Killed, and Many In
lured at the Inman Minea
Chattanooga, Tenn., June 13.— News'
reached here at 10 o’clock to-night that five
men had been killed and many wounded by
tiis explosion of a dynamite cartridge at In
man Mines, four miles from this city.
The explosion occurred in the mines
of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railway Comjxuiy, where most of
the employes are convicts. However, the
company of late has been employing Eng
lish miners, and it is said these were the vic
tims of the explosion. Inman is five miles
from any telegraph office, and it is impossi
ble to secure any later details.
Catches up a Brutal Ravisher and
Holds Him There all Night.
Xenia, 0., June 13.— At Jamestown, this
county, Saturday night, at alxiut midnight,
Peter Betters, a colored man, made desper
ate attemjit at murder and rajie upon an
old colored lady, Maltha Thomas, aged
nearly 75 years. He nearly killed her, but
she was able to say who her assailant was.
This morning Betters was found banged to
a tree in the fail - ground*. It i* not known
how he came there, but it is surmised that
he was hanged by n hastily constituted vig
ilance committee of Jamestown.
The Chancellor Discharges Two of the
Prisoners, Bails One and Jails Two.
Jackson, Miss., June 13.—At the con
clusion of District Attorney Miller’s argu
ment in the ease of Hamilton and others,
charged with conspiracy and the interior of
GaiuhriU, Chancellor Peyton said that.
Hamilton and Eubanks were not entitled to
bail. Eldreteh lie bonded iu #s,<X>o. Hardy
and Figures will lie discharged. Col. Hamil
ton was takeu by the Sheriff to jail, where
ha was confined.
Committee Appointed From Chicago
Union to Examine the Books.
Chicago, Juno 13.—A local pnjw says
that President Aimiaon.of the International
Tyjiographical Union, has ajipoiuted a com
mittee of three from Chicago Typographical
i Union No. J 6, to look into the 1 looks of ex
■ecretary-Treu surer Pancoe, who, it is al
leged, has not kejit the account* properly,
though lie persists ill the declaration that
everything will lie found all right.
Barclay Peak Found Guilty of Mur
dering Katie Anderson.
Mt. Holly, N. J., June W.— Barclay
Teak wus this afternoon found guilty of
murder in tho first degree. He Is accused
of murdering his cousin. Ratio Anderson.
He shot her last winter, and she lingered sev
eral weeks with a bullet in her brain. An
ajijienl will be takon. Peak is only 21 years
White Lead Factory Eurned.
New York, June 18.—Turnbill’s white
lead factory, in Newtown, back of Brook
lvn, was burned to-night The low is #75,-
The Coffee Exchange the Scene of the
Wildest Excitement-The New York
Clique Unload on the Brazilian Party,
Plnohlngr Other Home Brokers Badly
The Market's Recovery.
New York, June 13.—The opening of the
Coffee Exchange this morning was the most
excited in its history. In the limited spare
allowed for the clerks and customers in the
exchange, at the junction of Pearl and
Beaver streets, there was an excited throng,
anxious to reach the brokers with orders, or
receive from them the result of orders
already, while around the ring almost every
broker outside of t he i>ear clique had orders.
The buying orders to-day generally came
from (duner and Grossman A Cos. These
firms represented the clique which first
stai-ted the boom in coffee, about eighteen
months ago, and caused it. to advance from
He. to lKc. a pound. At the latter figure, a
number of the Rio Jamero oiierators, railed
the Brazilian party, who han been liears on
the market all the way up to ISr., elianged
their position and became buyers, and car
ried the price abovo Sic., which figure it
crossed ainit two weeks ago. They are
now said to be loaded heavily, one nouse
being reported to hold .ViO.OdO ilag's for their
account. The Gruner-Crossman party, on
the other hand, who were buyers to-day,
are credited with unloading on the Brazil
ians around the highest figure.
The failure of Maokay & Small, promi
nent coffee brokers of Water street, was an
nounced this afternoon. Mr. Small, of this
firm, was formerly connected with the large
coffee firm of Small Bros. & Cos., with houses
in New York, Baltimore, Chicago mid New
Orleans. The next failure was that of B. G.
Arnold & Cos. Tho failure of Arnold <fc Cos.
is supposed to have been caused chiefly by
the inability of the Rio houses to remit mar
gins in time. Their liabilities arc stated
above 11,000,000, and a New York bank is
said to be heavily involved. The liabilities
of Mackay & Small are estimated at from
$150,000 to $300,000.
Messrs. Gruner, Joseph J. O’Donoghue
and other strong houses bought largely at
the bottom prices so as to sustain the mar
ket and make the losses as small as possible.
December advanced from 15.80 to 16.75.
More failures are expected before the
time to deposit margins expires. B. G.
Arnold was the originator of the Coffee Ex
change and its first, President. He was
formerly of the firm of Arnold, Kturgis &
Cos., the largest coffee house in the United
States. Another failure is that of Norton,
Weyl & Bevau.
The broken; acting for bull operators le
-came panic-stricken and rushed to sell with
out regard to price. The bulls blame the
Gruner-Crossniuii syndicate for starting the
decline which culminated in the panic, but
the liear syndicate strained every nerve to
check the fall without success. In fact, the
syndicate brokers were only buyers at the
opening, which was at 17c. per jiound, over
lc. below Saturday’s price, and although a
rally was caused by the tears supporting or
dure, the rumors of trouble and the ean
tinued selling caused them to stop buying
and join the bulls in unloading. All through
tho forenoon the selling was coupled with
the wildest scenes ever witnessed, and in
all the offices there were knots of
broken; gathered discussing tho prospects of
recovery. In the afternoon there was some
hope of a rally, but the heavy selling con
tinued, and soon tho price fell off in heavy
flurtuation* to 15c. a pound. This decline
was accompanied by the notice of the sus
pension of three firms—B. G. Arnold ft Cos.,
Norton, Weyl ft Bevan and Melvav &
Hmall. After the announcement of those
failures an organized effort was made to
sustain the market, aud they succeeded in
causing a rally of lc. all around.
The failure of Arnold & Cos. attracted the
most attention, hut it was generally antici
pated. The senior member of the firm was
caught in 1882 by the collapse of one of the
largest deals ever attempted and was com
pelled tosupend for over $1,000,000. He
started again, however, and was successful
in all his ventures. On Aug. 1 last he
formed a partnership with his son, and
since then they have done a strictly com
mission business. lie ascribes the failure to
the fact that, his customers were so faraway
tiiat it was impossible to reach them in time
to obtain a margin to meet the decline. He
could make no statement of his liabilities,
and said ho could not say anything about
the chances of his resuming.
The extreme decline for the past two
weeks is from sl2 80 two weeks ago to 15c.
to-day or over 61/c. jier pound.
There was some talk of trouble in hank
ing circles as the result of the j>anie, but as
the banks only loaned 50 per cent, on the
market value of coffee, It fit hard to see how
any of them could have been Involved.
McKay & Small, one of the suspended
firms, lire supposed to have liabilities of
#200,000, The liabilities of the other firm
are small. Norton, Weyl & Bevan say their
suspension was due to the existing depress
ion in prices. McKay & Hmall say that
their stoppage is in nowise due
to the fact of their being “long”
of the market. As commission
men their transactions run te>tb ways, and
they may Vs; regarded as being long and
short at the same time, and losing both
ways. The Inability of their clients to put
uj> marginal funds quick enough, rendered
It impossible for them to meet the demands
of the market. The fall in coffee represents
a drop of about 30c. on the dollar Nothing
but a vast cupital win nble to withstand the
call created by such a difference, with large
orders out. It is feared that other bouses
will go under. The market rallied sharply
ufter the last failure and closed compara
tively strong. Tho day will always bo re
meroWed in coffee circle*.
McKay ft Hmall formed tho present firm
in August, 1886, claiming a capital of #50,-
000. It consists of John D. McKay and
Cyrus K. Hmall. They did an active busi
ness in spot jsi ‘flees and futures. The firm
of Norton, vvcyl ft Bevan was formed on
June 1, and is composed of Frank Norton,
G. E.Weyl and G. F. Bevan, succeeding the
firm of VV. J. Norton ft Cos., of 100 \\ator
street,, whose failure is also announced.
Norton came here about three years ago
from Baltimore, where the firm of W. J.
Norton & Cos. tiad fuiled in 1883.
Despite the fact that the market gained
strength as the afternoon wore on, the ex
citement and confusion continued. No new
failures were auuouucwl in addition to those
of tlieoarly afternoon. As Arnold's failure
wu* announced at, lif) o'clock, the firm will
settle on the basis of to-day's average price*.
The other failure* being announced at 2
o’elts k, the firms involved will settle on to
morrow’s average prices as a l*wi. The
memlicrs of tlie other suspended llrnis are
unwilling to speak of the matter of
tbeir suspension, ami only explain
that Arnold & Co.’s failure dragged them
down. They all profess couHdonee in their
ability to get on their feet again. The
scenes on the floor of the Exchange were the
most remarkable that huve ever lieen wit
nessed there, and confusion was so great
that an outsider would hardly realize that
tlie sales of the day were twice as large as
on any previous day in the history of the
Exchange. Yet such was the fact, for 412,-
000 bags were sold, 225,000 bags being sold
after the second call.
In commenting on the day's flurry and
the prices obtained, one broker said that the
market broke through Its own weight, its
Arnold & Cos. knot buying and buying till
they dare not unload, for tear of knocking
a hole in the prices. "Now, that the firm has
suspended,” continued the speaker, "the
firms from whom Arnold & Cos. bought will
have to take their colfiv hack at the aver
age prices of to-day, and the prices are bet
ter than what could have hem ob
tained by tin* firm had they unloaded their
holdings on the market. July eo(Tee, before
Arnold’s failure was announced, was quoted
at 15.35; after the announcement al 13., and
at the close of the Exchange at 16.10. The
other months were affected in like manner,
with two exceptions. The closing future
prices were higher than the prices before
the failure, .rime coffee was naturally most
heavily affected, dropping 2.70 points and
only rallying lei.’) points at closing.
His Earnest Protest Regarding the
Lack of Quarantine Regulations.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 18.—Dr.
Bruner, the physician sent from Savannah
to investigate the slate of affairs down in
South Florida, regarding the precautions
taken by the people down in that section to
prevent the spread of yellow fever, writes to
the Jacksonville Board of Health as follows
from Bartow:
Bartow, June 10, 1887.
lfr. Porchcr VKnglv, Javhtonmllr, Kin.:
Ttr,\r Sir ! have just returned from Pwnta
Korda and would like to bring to your attention
the sard lory condition of that town and the
utter lack of means there to prevent the intro
duction of yellow fever into your State. In Hie
first place I’imtu Korda Is t lie key to Florida.
People from Key West are daily entering the
State at different points between Sarasota Bay
and the Everglades There are two quarantine
stations on that st retch of coast, one at Piuita
Korda, the other atPunta Rassa. The former
will cease to exist in a few days for the lack of
funds. The country In which it is situated is a
new one, anil 1 believe cannot help in this emer
what should me dons.
If you will pardon an outsider for making the
suggestion 1 will respectfully submit my Idea of
what should be done. The State government
should place competent men at every assailable
point from Karn Kota Bay to the Everglades. I
feel that unless tills Is done, or the yellow fever
suppressed ill Key West -an almost, impossible
feat—the dleeane will obtain a foothold and
spread over your State. The sanitary condition
of Punta Korda Is fearful. Animal aud vegeta
ble matter lie around, decaying under the fierce
rays of the aun. The stench arising from the
decaying matter is unbearable. Foecal matter
lies in the liackyanlx within a few feet of the
wells, and Magnum water tills the ditches t bat
are neglected. The people of Jacksonville, the
people of the State, are Interested In this thing,
and 1 slneerely hojie tlint Immediate action will
lie taken. I none, my dear sir, you will under
stand that 1 write simply to benefit your people,
liaving In mind that you have the health of your
city and State at heart. Yours obediently,
W. F. Biicnkr.
This letter was read to the board, who
will wait until to-morrow before taking
The Itoily of an unknown white man was
found in the woods almut five miles from
Jacksonville to-day. The remains were so
dixomnosed that no examination could be
had. The person is supposed to liave ex
pired from sickness and weakness.
The “Home Nigger Minstrels,” composed
of amateur talent among the leading Jack
sonville young men, are playing at
Fernandina tonight. All the colored
societies are out parading this afternoon to
lay the corner stone of the new church In
Oakland, a suburb of Jacksonville.
To-morrow tlie race for SBOO takes place
between the yachts Ohoemaun, Arthur B.
and Hero. The Oheernaun will give the
competitors a time allowance.
A game of base ball between the Jackson
ville and Fernandina clulis, at the latter
place to-day, resulted In a victory, 13 to 7,
in favor of Fernandina.
Key West. —June 13.—There have been
two new eases of yellow fever since yester
day, and one putiout discharged from the
Sudden Death of the President of the
Southern Female College.
LaGrange, Ga., June 13.—A pall of
gloom eii*hroud* our*cla**ical city to-ulght.
Yesterday morning tho commencement
sermon of the Houthern Female College was
preached by Rev. Dr. RyaJs, of Macon,
Profoiisor of Theology. After the sermon
was finished President J. F. Cox made the
announcement* for the week. When 10,
this morning the news spread far and wide
thut Prof. Cox wa* dead. He died of
apoplexy. There i* no other man in the
city whose death would have caused such
general grief. He went to lied well an in
hi* usual health last night and never uwak
ened. About 3:30 this morning Mrs. Cox
wa* awakened by hi* unnatural breathing.
She called one Of her son*, hut liefore he
reached her Mr. Cox was dead. The largest
funeral procession ever in our city was hi*
to-day. Memorial services will lie held to
morrow morning ut the Southern Female
College Chapel.
The •achts Start Off Nicely, But Lack
*f Wind Spoils All the Fun.
New York, June 13.—The Corinthian
yachtsmen have thus far been most fortun
ate in tho possession of a good breeze on
their regatta days. This held good tew lay.
When tho (kirinthians started tbeir first
annual regatta tin breeze wa* very pleasant,
and tlie mare’s tails in the sky indicated
there would I*) all tho wind thev wanted
Lofore the day wa* over. A good deal of
haze hung over the water, and this too was
con't.iTJid Into a favorable sign. The tug
Lwckeubucb took on board the regatta com
mittee and reporters at, 3:30 o’clock from the
1 largo office, and carried them down tho bay
to the point of starting. The yacht* that
were to compete lay off Staten Island, aud
they had begun preparations for the day.
Before the tug got down among them the
start va* made, at 11:30, and tlie Galatea
was the first to cross the line, but she was
closely followed by the Atlantic. The latte r
seemed to be a grout favorite from the start.
The other yuchtx erw ,<d the line in a bunch
nnd presented a beautiful night as tliey sailed
down the bay.
Later.—The Corinthian yacht race to
day was no test, at all. The Atlantic was
anchored at on* time tor a lack of wind.
The limits would never have got home lm<t
not the tide changed. When they did got
home it was found that the Atlantic lien:
the Galatea eight minutes and thirty-six
seconds. The cutter Stranger had no com
petition in her class.
A Famous Caee- Fat Fees of Counsel-
Decision in a Railroad Case Maj
Wrenn’e Denial- New District Clerk
Appointed Leggett’s Last Cbanost
Atlanta, Ga., June 13.—The celebrate
Dixon will case was decided in the Huprem
Court to-day, the judgment of the court be
low, sustaining the will, nflirmed. Tin
caveators made a mol ion for rehearing lie
cause the death of Chief Justice Jacksoi
terminated the court liefore which the can*
was argued, and they were entitled to a ful
bench. If the court should be on
favorable to the motion they ak4
a suspension of the decision untl
the legislature could puss a bill providinj
for a rehearing. This motion was overrule
iu an opinion delivered by Justice Hall
Justice Bleckley did not join in an opinion
Ijecase not on the bench when the case wa
heard. David Dixon, of Hancock county
one of the wealthiest Georgia planters, who
till his death, lived with a negro woman, i
former slave, as a concubine, st, his deetj
wilhvl the hulk of his vast fortune—nenrb
SIOO,OO0 —to a bastard daughter
Amanda, I torn of Julia, the concubine
aud her children by Charles Eubank*
a white man, debased, as hens at law. J
brother anil sister of Dixon, and descend
ants, filed a caveat objecting to the probati
of tlie will, because procured by false repr*
Mentation as to the paternity, of Amandi
and her children, anil hecau*) against put)
lie morals and policy. The wil
was admitted to probate, which th
Niqierior Court sustained. Supreme Coni’
held against, liotli objections to the probalt
of the will, as they were satisfied from t’,
evidence of the paternity of Amanda ant
her children and refusing to entertain tin
question of public morals as not a matte
for the court, to determine. It, is report<a
that the lawyers for t he propounding, Judg
W. M. Reese, Mr. Milt, Reese and Mr. Sea!
Beene, will divide $40,000 in fees. Only on
other decision was lianded down, W. H
Hrimberry vs. Savannah, Florida and Wes
tern railroad; Mitchell. Decision lowet
court nfflrmed.
There are a number of applicants for fh>
vacant County Judgeship or Wilke* county
caused by the death of C. E. Wingfield
Prominent among the candidates are J. T
Burnett, W. M. Seine and W. I’. Toombs.
William Clifton is here to urge tha com
mutation of leggett’s sentence. He hai
tiled pHjiers, including a petition signed bj
the Sheriff, Clerk of Court, Coroner, Jailor
and a County School Commissioner <1
Tattnall. He was unable to see the Gover
nor, who is attending commencement a
I lahlopega, but he returns t/ >- morrow night
Mr. Clifton will remain till he sees thi
Governor, but is not very sanguine.
B. W. Wrenn denies to the Mornin*
News reporter that there Sr any foundation
for the report that he hail resigned thi
office of (ieneral Passenger Agent of thi
East Tennessee to go to the Central.
new district clerk.
A. K. Buck, for fourteen years Clerk a
the United States Circuit and District, Court
here, tendered his resignation of the District
clerkship this morning. In open court thi
afternoon, .fudge Newman announced thi
appointment of If. C. Hamilton, of Dalton
the one-armod C’lork of the Superior Cour
of Whitfield. Mr. Buck will retain thi
Circuit clorkship.
At a meeting of the Police Commissim
to-night Commissioner Stephens read a tetta
from Albert Chisholm, a gambler, makin|
application for the return of a set of g&minj
tools seized some time ago. He alleged tha
Lee Smith, a well-known sporting man.luu
recently obtained an order from Capt. Eng
llsh, chairman of the commission, on Chi!
Connolly for the delivery of a oertaii
set of gaining tools seized fron
him, and that Nix, a striker for Smith, ha
gone to the station, where the conftsoatad
tool* were kept, and picked out such as won
wanted. He thought he ought to lie treat**
equally a* well. The communication raised
Home excitement, Messrs. English and Con
nolly deriving its Htutoment and denoumdnj
the writer of the letter, and Nix, Mr
English said, had never given such an order,
that all the confiscated tools were yet in tin
station locked up, and the business’ wax a put
up job to attack him and the Chief for thi
war they hud made on the gamblers.
The grand jury i/vs lay indicted J. K
Woodwaid, editor of the Werhing World
the organ of the Knights of Labor, foi
criminal libel, growing out of the public*
tlon that a certain policemen had cruellj
whipped children ut toe station house.
A Moonshiner Who Hasn’t Slept foi
Over Bight Years.
Macon, Ga., June 13.—At 10 o’clock tht
morning fire was discovered in the picking
room of Mill Number 3of the Bibb Maim
fncturing Company, on Oglethorpe street
The alarm wax quickly turned in, and in i
short time the department was on thi
scene. When it arrived the ftro hail bee*
extinguished by the operatives, but little
damage having lieon caused. The ort
gin was incendiary. a small uegrt
girl igniting a match in one of the fluei
connecting with the picking ok an, by whic|
tlie teas’u and lint were removed. She wal
a hlkkplv.sk moonshiner.
In the United Htates Court to-day, in th
case of the United HtaL-s v*. Francis TANARUS,
Ridgeway, illicit distilling, from Butt*
county, Ridgeway testified that he had not
slept any in eight years, five months and
thirteen days. He teHtilled at the prelim
inury hearing here mint time ago that h*
had not slept any for eight years, tw
month* and twenty-aeven day*. He is keep
ing the count well.
Rev. J. Morgan Callaway, D. D., o*
Emory College, preached the Wesleyan
commencement sermon j esterday to a largi
ixmgregution. Select member* of the junioi
class read compositions thi* morning, foi
lowed by tho awarding of the medal* lot
II imposition and elocution, aud an addreW
In Washington Dessau, Esq., of this city,
■file first section of the senior class read
their essays to-night The crowds contiuu*
An Exciting Local Case Decided—N*
gro Sent to the Pen.
Columbus, Ga., June 13. —When the 8u
perlor Court convened this morning th#
jury in the case of the State vs. Johfi
Kcherf, charged with adultery, came int
the court room aud returned a verdict of
i guilty. They had been out since KutunlaJ
afternoon. Judge Smith imposed a Hue <N
1 K), which was paid without delay.
Monroe Marshal 1 (.colored) got two year,
j in the |uiteutlary for burglary from th
I house.

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